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    No likes, no faves, no polls, no stars, no claps, no counts.

    But that’s largely the appeal of social media. It’s why Twitter is so fun to use when you’re in a good mood. Without these kinds of features you’re basically on IRC

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      You’ll find that IRC hasn’t died yet and there are some diehards who are on it precisely because of its spartan interface.

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        Don’t get me wrong, I too use IRC a lot and love it.

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      http://scuttlebot.io/ has similar uses, with strong encryption

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        Maybe I’m misunderstanding something, but isn’t Scutlebut a network primarily geared towards having offline compatibility, while honk is a activity pub server implementation?

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          oh thanks for the clarification. after skimming the landing page, i thought this was yet another federated status protocol.